My 1978 honda "hondamatic" CB400A cafe racer modified bike project. The "A" is for automatic (a clutch-less 2 speed "low" and "high" geared bike), so I named her "decaf". My first/primary goal is to remove the ridiculously large/lame instrument section into a single smaller combined speedo/odometer/"idiot lights" chrome single instrument, and relocate the key/ignition. For me, this is kinda ambitious! But fun to learn and customize... Topics: cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, project bike, hondamatic, CB400A
New Bay Bridge Span opens -- VLOG 1st person motorcycle ride across. Labor Day 2013, Monday night, ~10pm The Bay Bridge opens *7 hours before* the widely reported 5am tuesday reopening, after being completely closed for 5 full days. My twin, Russ AKA "Green Magic Man" (google it ;-) (on green Ninja) and I are the first 30 vehicles on to the 8th street onramp and show you how the new Bay Bridge span looks like from a first person HD camera (courtesy of Hunter, thanks, Baby!) It is... Topics: bay bridge, motorcycle, decaf, CB400A, grand opening, cafe racer, honda, project bike, hondamatic
If you've never changed your motorcycle's oil, it's surprisingly easy! I step through my bike on my 2nd oil change since buying it. Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, oil change, motorcycle, cafe racer
The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer -- AKA "decaf") went almost dead. Here, we fix it in about 30 minutes -- my first time doing more than just an oil change or electronic reworkings! 8-) We assume somehow my brake fluid has deteriorated/aged from viscous fluid to closer to water (this naturally happens over time) and/or somehow has taken in air (which will sack your brakes entirely). We open my brake master cylinder, inspect, flush clean brake fluid through... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, brake job, brake bleed, front brake,...